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Trachycarpus princeps

13th October 2006

Still a young seedling - I am hoping that this will be as useful in the garden as Trachycarpus fortunei (eventually!)

22nd November 2008

It is growing slowly in a pot, but I think it would do far better in the ground.
The species was discovered in the early 1990's, growing on sheer cliffs in the Stonegate Gorge, Yunnan. There are both blue leaved and green leaved forms in cultivation. The green leaved forms seem to originate as seed from the cliffside plants, the blue leaved plants are grown from seed of plants growing nearby.